Note: The First name and middle initial of the man were not given in his biography. Perhaps some one reading this information can enlighten us and provide us with his full name.
“WARE, A.J., farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Nugent’s Grove, owns 240 acres, worth $6000; born in Lake Co., Ohio, Oct. 28, 1829; came to this county in 1855, settling at Valley Farm, in the township, and moved to his present farm in 1858. Married Miss Mary Castle Nov. 24, 1869; she was born in Ontario Co., N.Y., Feb. 28, 1850. Mr. W. is the son of Harris and Mary Ware; the former is in his 74th and the latter in her 76th year; they are both natives of New York, and reside with their son.”
Source: The History of Linn Co. Iowa, Directory of Linn Co., Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1878, page 686